Things really got going when the musician Theophilus London popped by with the budding fashion designer Angela Simmons, who explained that she was in Miami for “a party on a boat.” Art patrons Jason and Michelle Rubell discussed how their young children curate their own rooms with pieces from the family’s extensive collection. Actor and jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia talked about his newfound love of Istanbul as he tucked into Bernstein’s truffle-steamed turbot, having recently given up a strict vegetarian diet.
After a dessert of apple-fig tart, Heriard Dubreuil capped off the evening with a toast of 100-year-old Rémy Martin Louis XIII—her family has owned Rémy Martin for more than a century, and her great-grandfather selected the eaux-de-vie for that specific cognac. Gallerist Nina Johnson-Milewski, clad in a vintage paillette-encrusted dress, summed up the evening: “Miami has had a huge resurgence in the past few years. It’s not just because of Art Basel; more sophisticated South Americans are coming in, and a lot of New Yorkers are also moving here. We didn’t use to have events like this—before it was all Cavalli, and now it’s Cavalli, Margiela, and Marni.”
We know whom to thank for that.